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Island View House

Knockanroe, Castletownbere, Ireland
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Suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Arrived on a Saturday afternoon for a 2 night stay to be met by the welcoming Olivia who made sure we settled in quickly with great recommendations for where to eat, rooms large and comfy, my only complaint was our room was a little smelly but manageable, actually when I raised it on checkout I was told the room was... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A very nice place to stay in a very interesting and beautiful part of Ireland. I was first welcomed by the friendly dog Bruno when I opened the door of my car and then by the manager of the B&B. Nice, clean and quiet room and good Irish breakfasts. An ideal base for hillwalking on the Beara peninsula and a... More 

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Thank Mats F
suffolk, england
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Had a lovely welcome on arrival, we were disappointed not to meet the infamous Dennis, however his daughter Olivia more than made up for it. You couldn't get a more friendly hostess, nothing was to much trouble ("its no bother" was the catchphrase of the weekend!) and you made to feel most at home. The rooms were clean and had... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Dennis gave us a warm welcome after a long day of driving from Dublin. His breakfasts are legendary and hot breakfast dishes are cooked to order and delivered to your table. A variety of fruits, cereals, yogurts, breads, and cheese awaited us by 7:30 am and the coffee and tea were always available. Dining room is very comfortable. The house... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Our host was friendly, breakfast was very filling (I've never had bacon on pancakes before, and they were good). The bedroom was very clean and airy, and bed linen was particularly comfortable. Handy for town too - an easy walk back after a few drinks

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Our room was very clean, but rather small and a little dated, although the shower was good. Our room was at the side and we slept well, although early leavers could be heard passing to the car park and to and from breakfast. The owner is friendly and welcoming and the B & B is only a short walk to... More 

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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A friendly home with welcoming host, looking out over the sea at Castletownbere. Ten minutes walk to the harbour and its restaurants. At a reasonable price you will find a nice room and a fine Irish breakfast.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Mistakes happen. But it's what you do about them that makes the difference. And Island View didn't do enough soon enough imo. I called to book and secured booking (I thought) with a credit card about two weeks before my planned stay. On the day I arrived at 7pm after 180km in he saddle only to be told that they... More 

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I booked a deluxe double room for one night for 70 euros, not including breakfast. I am not altogether sure what made it deluxe, apart from the bathrobes and slippers hanging in the wardrobe. There was only one bedside light and an extra bed in the room besides the double bed. There was no comfortable chair; only a stool under... More 

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Sakleshpur, India
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50 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Located on the upper part of Castletownbere, Island View is a 5 minutes walk from the town centre. Dennis and his wife are great hosts. This was the first B&B where we were given an option of taking just the room or the room with breakfast. We got a very comfortable and clean room. For the breakfast too we were... More 

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